17-Year-old internet personality JoJo Siwa took to her social media over the weekend to share a gift from her cousin. And, along with it came some personal news. The self-proclaimed "Happiest human alive" has shared several posts about her sexuality. And, based on her new shirt, she is the "Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever."
In a 15-minute Instagram live video, the bow-wearing star said, "I have never, ever, ever been this happy before, and it feels really awesome." The news came over the weekend, first shared on JoJo's Twitter. The excited teen posted a photo of her new shirt in a tweet that read, "My cousin got me a new shirt."
My cousin got me a new shirt pic.twitter.com/DuHhgRto7b— JoJo Siwa!🌈❤️🎀 (@itsjojosiwa) January 22, 2021
"Now the world gets to see this side of my life. It makes me really, really happy," she exclaimed. "I want people to know that there is so much love in the world and it is so incredible!" JoJo continued, "I want to share everything with the world, but I also want to keep things in my life private until they're ready to be public."
Siwa said that while her experience might look different than others, "What matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, that it's OK and that it's awesome and that the world is there for you." She continued, "I think a lot of people are afraid of being different, and that's something we should never be afraid of."
"My parents have known," JoJo said in her live video. "You know what my dad said?" She continued. "He said, 'Hey man, love is universal.' "My mom said she's known for the last two years...She was like, 'I don't think you only like boys, that's totally OK.' My family is awesome." Supported by her family, JoJo is out and excited.
This announcement comes one month after JoJo shared a special holiday-time video with her fans on YouTube. The Siwa family decked out their home from top to bottom for the cheery season. The pop star took this as an opportunity to share a sneak peek into her colorful world and a hint of news about her 2021 tour.